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17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China


BEIJING — Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday. The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of Guangxi region. It was not immediately clear what caused the boats to capsize. The fire department said on its official account on the social media site Sina Weibo that search efforts ended late Saturday and 17 people had been confirmed dead.Read More

Snowmelt causes flooding emergency at Alta. First Nation community

Snowmelt causes flooding emergency at Alta. First Nation community

Following a spring dumping of snow, a First Nation community outside Calgary has issued a state of emergency due to flooding in the area. Siksika Nation, approximately 95 kilometres east of Calgary, declared a local state of emergency due to rising water levels that are causing homes to flood and roads to wash out. The community is expected to provide an update on Tuesday morning. Environment Canada had issued a warning on Monday, that up to 20 centimetres of snow was expected to fall in much of western Alberta, includingRead More

John Stamos welcomes son, names him after father

John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh

The Associated Press Published Monday, April 16, 2018 8:54AM EDT Last Updated Monday, April 16, 2018 8:57AM EDT NEW YORK – Actor John Stamos is a father. The 54-year-old announced on Instagram the birth of his son, Billy Stamos. Stamos says the child is named after the actor’s father. Stamos says, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and son.” Stamos and 31-year-old Caitlin McHugh married in February. His publicist says “Billy and Mom are both home and healthy.” Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenewsRead More

Tsilhqot’in Nation to be recognized as full partner in wildfire response

B.C. wildfire

VANCOUVER — The Tsilhqot’in Nation has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with the federal and British Columbia governments that recognizes the First Nation as a full partner in wildfire response. Through the agreement, the three governments will work together to identify best practices, define roles and build the First Nation community’s capacity to manage emergencies. Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse said he’d like to see a culturally-appropriate First Nations evacuation centre established, as well as a training facility. Alphonse’s community, which he said has 400 trained firefighters and understands fire response betterRead More

Police investigating five alleged sexual assaults at spas in Surrey, B.C.

Alberta RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — Police have issued a public advisory about a string of alleged sexual assaults at beauty spas in Surrey, B.C. RCMP say they’re investigating five allegations of customers being assaulted while receiving massages at two Iris Day Spa locations between 2016 and 2018. One person has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault for incidents that allegedly took place in December 2017. Fifty-eight-year-old Rongxian Li is scheduled to appear in court on April 19. Police say they’re still investigating a complaint from 2016 and twoRead More

Andersen sets franchise record for goalie wins in a season as Leafs down Habs

Habs Leafs Apr 7

Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:49PM EDT TORONTO – Zach Hyman scored the winner early in the third period, Frederik Andersen made 31 saves to set a new franchise mark with his 38th win of the season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs closed out their schedule with a 4-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. Auston Matthews buried his 34th goal to match his jersey number and added an assist for Toronto (49-26-7), which also set a club record for points in aRead More

On the Slopes

On the Slopes

From CTV Northern Ontario’s Brittany Bortolon: Skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at North Bay’s Laurentian Hill for one final day of ‘ Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Multiple fatalities in bus crash involving Saskatchewan junior hockey team

Multiple fatalities in bus crash involving Saskatchewan junior hockey team Staff Published Friday, April 6, 2018 9:11PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 6, 2018 11:11PM EDT Multiple people are dead after a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a game in Saskatchewan collided with a transport truck on a rural highway, according to RCMP. RCMP confirmed “fatalities” and a number of injuries in the crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus. Officials have not confirmed the number of dead and injured. The bus was T-boned by a transport truck, according to the president of the Nipawin Hawks, whichRead More

Senators put butterfly stickers on helmets to honour Jonathan Pitre


The Senators honoured Jonathan Pitre, an Ottawa-area teen with a rare and painful skin condition who died this week, during their Friday night game at Pittsburgh. Ottawa players wore a sticker on the backs of their helmets adorned with a butterfly along with the initials “JP.” Pitre suffered from epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, a rare and debilitating genetic condition characterized by skin fragility that leads to blisters and can cause skin to fall off with the slightest touch. Pitre, who was 17 when he died, was often affectionately called Ottawa’sRead More

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

New Dynamic Earth exhibit celebrates engineering

From CTV Northern Ontario: Canadian premier of “Engineering Earth” exhibit at Sudbury’s Dynamic Earth. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines